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came to the home front 68 years ago today. and now you know the news for this thursday, september the 9th, 2010. o'reilly is back. >> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> but if you don't do this right, anger will explode in the muslim world. >> bill: once again america sunday threat by muslims as the ground zero mosque imam warns that if the controversial structure is not built, violence could break out. we'll take a look at it. [chanting] >> bill: the mosque controversy combined with the threat to burn the koran in florida has inflamed muslims in afghanistan. we'll have the inside story on that. [chanting] >> you work for us. >> bill: and the naacp says it's now going to monitor the tea party for racist activities. we'll talk with the spokesman
for that civil rights group. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ i'm bill o'reilly, thank you for watching us tonight. the u.s.a. once again under threat from the muslim world. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. speaking on cnn, imam fiesel, abdul is warning that the violence may break out if the ground zero mosque is not built. >> if we don't do this right, anger will explode in the muslim world. if it is not handled correctly, this crisis could become much bigger than the danish cartoon crisis, which resulted in a attacks on danish embassies and muslim world and we have a much larger footprint in the muslim
world. if we don't handle this crisis correctly, it could become something which could really become very, very, very, very dangerous. >> the warning is he broad broadcasting could be a self-fulfilling prophecy. already anti-muslim agitators whipped up in afghanistan. people who have no idea what the mosque is all about. how do i know that? many afghans can't read. many don't have electricity. so the delivery of news that that nation is in the hands of the propagandaists. back home i remain willing to give imam rauf the benefit of the doubt. he may now understand that? >> if i knew this would happen, it would cause this kind of pain, i wouldn't have done it. my life has been devoted to peace-making. >> bill: but the imam should have known, come on, building islamic community center just yards away from where muslims
attacked us? do the matt, imam. now, if you would state, if you would state, imam, that the center is being built to condemn jihad to announce that muslim extreme is evil, then i would pick up a hammer and help you build and so would everybody else. but that's not the stated intent. all we hear about is tolerance and as talking points said last night that should swing both ways. when a muslim clarng announces to the world that members of his own religion might kill people because of opposition to a mosque, there is a problem. when a published cartoon leads to violence, there is a problem. that's what americans are objecting to. the continuing threat from muslim fanatic who will use any excuse to murder innocent human being beings. if imam rauf and all other good muslim leaders would unite against that threat, there would knob mosque controversy or need for tolerance because we would all be in it together. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. reaction to the imam and to the
nutty florida guy who says he'll burn the koran in public. >> i just want him to understand that this stunt that he is talking about pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women in uniform who are in iraq, who are in afghanistan who are already seeing protests against americans just by the mere threat. >> bill: now, late this afternoon the loon in florida held a press conference and says he is now not going to burn the koran. you are not going to see his picture on this program, okay? he is just despicable. we all know it. joining us now is our barack and hard place team monica crowley and alan colmes. where am i going wrong on the imam deal. >> the imam didn't threat. >> bill: i didn't say he threatened. i said i don't think the man is threatening.
where am i going wrong? >> he said that if it's not handled correctly, there could be violence. he didn't say if it's not built it there would be violence. >> bill: wait, wait, wait, come on, colmes. he is saying he is going to go ahead and build it. >> right. as well he should. >> bill: as well he should. >> he also had said anti-american muslim -- it's actually anti-muslim american agitators have done. this just today we had a story that insurgents are being given pamphlets talking about how the radicals in america are opposing islam. that is a problem. when we talk about what could happen. >> bill: what radicals in america. >> the people speaking out. well, this crazy guy who does not represent christians. >> bill: let's separate the two stories. 70% of the american public opposes building the mosque because it is in appropriate. are we all radical people? >> here is the problem. "the washington post" poll out today looks at that number. 66% is the actual number. two thirds of those are driven because they say they oppose islam to begin with.
so, this opposition to the mosque is driven, according to the internals of this "the washington post" poll. >> bill: i saw a number with another poll 14 percent said they were driven bi' anti-muslim sentiment. >> first of all we have to be very clear about the nature of this enemy. there are elements in the muslim world that are out trying to kill us and destroy western civilization. point number one. point number two, you listen to this imam, i find it amazing we are being lectured to about religious tolerance on folks who wrote the book on religious intolerance. >> bill: but rauf hasn't. >> bill, this no spin zone. he has radical ties and refuses to condemn hamas. he says united states was accessory to 9/11. he will not say where this money is coming from. god knows where it is coming from. >> bill: wait, wait. you think he is a radical guy, rauf? >> i think he has a lot of explaining to do with his position once radical islam, about a lot of the islamist theology, yes. >> bill: now, colmes, it is true what i said that rauf and the other people, even if you
respect him. have not come out to condemn the jihad. if they would make that community center a site that condemns jihad. it wouldn't be any controversy. >> alan: last night on this interview you cited he did condemn hamas. he did say they are a terrorist group. i condemn them. he said that last night. let's be clear about this. >> bill: i didn't hear that but i will take your word for it haven't stated what the community center -- why it's good there don't you a agree with me if they came out and said look we want to build it here because we want to condemn jihad and all the people who did this terrible murder on 2001, we would want to do that and nobody would have a problem with it? >> bill, he hasn't said it quite that way. >> bill: why not? >> i don't speak for him. but i have inferred from what he has said that is exactly the goal. >> bill: why doesn't he say that. >> did he speak out against in the interview last night. >> bill: ifif he wants to diffue the controversy he says that right? >> right. of course. what the american people need to
understand there are two forms of jihad. there is the violent jihad like we saw in 9/11 and then there is the stealth jihad. infiltration to try to gain a foot hold for sharia in the united states. this man, this imam wrote a whole book published in arabic saying that was the goal of the ground zero mosque. he has yet to answer that question. >> whoa. you say he wrote a book and said it it was the goal of the mosque to introduce sharia law to the united states. >> what? >> the goal of their particular book was and in fact the arabic title of the book was introducing sharia on the ruins of ground zero. what do you think this mosque is? >> i didn't hear you speak out about this imam -- >> bill: is that true or not? >> is that true? >> published the same book with a different title in english and this was the arabic version. >> bill: arabic version the translation is introducing sharia. >> on the ruins of ground zero. what do you think this mosque is all about? this is about jihad. nobody is worried about terrorism being launched from this mosque.
what we are worried about is the stealth jihad. >> bill: what bothers me, colmes, i'm going to give you the last word so help me. what bothers me about this and you just conceded the point. if rauf wanted to avoid the controversy he will say we want to build this thing to condemn 9/11. >> he hasn't said it. >> bill: i would like to you say it in declarative sentences that you can i couldn't understand. >> you are making statements that he wants to have sharia law in the united states? this is a -- this is a sunni muslim sent out by the bush state department to tolerance all over the world. >> bush made a huge mistake there, too. >> where were the conservatives back then? >> bill: look, it's a complicated situation where this guy is we will tell you we tried to get him on the factor but he chose to go on a much softer venue on cnn. that should offend you, colmes: that's it for the run down. naacp says it will monitor the
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because anybody could show up with a stupid sign, there are dirty trick squads from everywhere. joining us from washington director of the naacp's d.c. brewer. mr. sheldon, do i have a point on the dirty tricks deal? if they know you guys are looking for this stuff, they being people who want to discredit the tea party or want to cause mischief. they can show up a sign and you guys go see, i told you. >> if that did happen, you are absolutely right. if you look back to what the naacp has asked of the tea party simply for them to repudiate those kind of signs it doesn't make any difference who is carrying them. if it's somebody who is actually a legitimate member of the tea party, they ask them to stop, that's just fine. if it's somebody that is actually planting that sign, the same thing is true. the bottom line is, whether they are liberal or conservative, if they are carrying racist science "signs if you ask them not to -- >> bill: let me read you a dispatch. april of 2010. national federation a letter to the national congressional black
caucus it says, quote: the tea party federation does not and will not tolerate any form of racism, violence or hate speech. in fact, the charter expressly rejects the same and its membership rules specifically require each member and its leadership comport themselves accordingly, unquote. asking them to do it and they did it in april. so why the continuing beef? >> because it continues to happen. >> bill: now, give me an example from april to september, give me an example of what you say is racism. just give me one very clear example. >> closest things we are seeing so far a t-shirt at one of the rallies that said some things that are really problematic. indeed, we are seeing some changes in how they are doing business. now, in many ways. >> bill: what did the t-shirt say and who was wearing it? >> i do not know who the person was. it was a male, seemed to be 40ish perhaps early 50s. >> bill: with all due respect
because i admire you for coming on this program. you're going to tell me in a six month period you found one t-shirt from a guy you don't know that said something offensive and that is enough to have your organization put its press -- prestige and weight behind a campaign to dig up racism? one t-shirt, come on. >> i appreciate you raising it like this part of a full body of evidence. this was one particular case after they were made aware that everyone was watching. >> bill: but noble could possibly control that. nobody can control it. you guys can't in your organization? >> we do the same -- we have to do the same thing. repudiation simply means that you have to separate yourself from the message. if the tea party wants to continue to move forward as they should and very well have every right to do so, they have to make sure they recognize that for some reason some right wing extremist types, some racist types have decided -- >> bill: they have already done that. >> and they have to continue to
do it. >> bill: so they have to do it every hour on the hour? every day? every week? look. >> just as we do. we have to do it all the time. we do it consistently. we are an organization that works and moves every day. >> bill: i'm seeing a double standard. let me give you. this you know reverend jeremiah wright. you know him. >> yes, indeed. >> he spoke at an naacp dinner. he was invited. he spoke. you guys listened to hill. the reverend wright says that the united states government created the h.i.v. virus as a means of genocide against black people. now, that's hate speech. you invited the guy to the dinner. all right. explain that in the context of t-shirt for the tea party? >> well, let me say, first, that is not hate speech. >> bill: it's not? unfounded accusation that u.s. government created the aids virus to kill black people? come on. >> if he said that indeed that somebody was less than normal, somebody was interior, that
someone else was superior that someone was less human, that would be hate speech. if he said because of your race or your gender there is something about you was less than human, that would be hate speech. >> bill: you consider yourself a patriot and loyal american, correct? >> yes, sir. >> bill: i'm going to challenge you on this with all due respect. you invited a man reverend jeremiah wright who accused your government, your government of creating the h.i.v. virus to kill black people and you're gonna sit there and tell me that's not a racist statement? certainly it is, sir. >> it is not a racist statement as problematic as you might find it bill, you should look up the desks of the word racist. it might help you understand. >> bill: accusing the government of fabricating a disease not fabricating. creating a disease to kill black peel and you say that's not a racist statement? >> it is a racially insensitive statement. race requires power plus prejudice. >> bill: and you invited this guy to speak at your dinner. >> did i not invite him to
speak. >> bill: the naacp did. >> yes, they did. let me say a couple of things. there are people that have concerns about some the things the government has done in the past. >> bill: concerns? >> tuskegee experiments to a number of other things. those times are gone past. i have seen no evidence that proves very well the u.s. government was involved in any way in advancing the h.i.v. virus. but there are people that believe that. >> bill: it doesn't matter. >> i don't agree with it. >> bill: there are people that say crazy things. what i'm trying trying to do, mr. sheldon is saying you are holding the tea party to an impossible standard while the naacp has some problems of their own in that area. >> how is it impossible to hold the. >> bill: one guy wearing a t-shirt how don't know doesn't mean anything. >> i did not say to you we set up tea trackers.org to monitor one t-shirt. what i said is we set up tea trackers.org because we saw a history and a full body of experience across the country
until now. that's why we began doing this. >> bill: we appreciate you coming on the program and thanks for being a stand-up guy. laura ingraham will react to the naacp's tea party plan and to michelle obama going out on the campaign trail. what about this nut in florida who wants to burn the koran? we have late-breaking news on him. and is is it legal team whether the exposition should be stopped. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium rich tums goes to work in seconds. nothing works faster. ♪ tum ta tum tum tums
>> bill: week in review from the ingraham angle segment tonight. she joins us now from washington with reaction and also want to get reaction on michelle obama campaigning this fall. all right. so i like mr. shellton, i don't think is he a bad man. he was fairly weak in defending what he wants to do with the tea party. >> you are being charitable with
all due respect. >> bill: i don't want to come across as some guy who doesn't like him or the naacp. because i have no beef with them other than i think they are misguided in this arena. >> i do have a beef with the naacp because my former boss, justice thomas, along with someone i respect very much condoleezza rice and even someone who i do not agree with very much colin powell all of them have been savaged like crackpot harry belafonte and uncle tom and house slaves. you heard narrowly a peep from the naacp. harry reid talks about barack obama being a light-skinned black man who doesn't speak in a negro dialect so he could be successful in america. and the naacp is very forgiving toward that but the naacp wants to put a target on the back of the targeting -- tea party folks because someone wears a t-shirt he doesn't like.
have we reached a point of total insanity on race relation notice united states? it's insulting and ridiculous. i thought you were too easy on him, frankly. >> bill: too eyesy on him? come on, the reverend wright thing was a crusher on him and you know it? >> he couldn't answer a single question. i'm sorry, when you allow the things that have been done to people, he should not have done that. >> bill: the debate with shelton was respectful. people heard his point of view and my point of view. i introduced the reverend jeremiah wright. >> and he couldn't answer it. >> bill: you are saying i was too easy on him? what should i have done after that called him a name. >> that's what i'm all about. >> bill: when you say the audience is going okay laura thinks he was too easy. how do you think i was too easy on him. >> i think he comes on the factor and he looks like -- i'm sure is he a nice person, blah blah blah. but the bottom line is, what is the naacp really doing to help black folks today who can't get a job in the obama economy, who
are not getting an education for their kids, standing in the way of school vouchers and all these things. >> bill: that was a different thing for a different time. this was on the tea party and the standard that they want the tea party to uphold obviously the naacp isn't upholding that standard. >> thank you. >> bill: by bringing in the other guy. i think that point was made. >> demonizing the enemy, bill. that's what they do. that's a solenski tactic. they don't want to talk substance. tea party must be racist. that's original. it's ridiculous. >> bill: we know that's in play not only for the tea party and you and me and anybody the left disagrees with. >> i have to give you a hard time. i can't say what a great guy you are. someone has to give you a hard time. >> bill: be a guy as they say on long island. trust me there, a lot of people giving me a hard time. you don't have to pile on. michelle obama, by far and away, according to the polls, the most popular member of the obama administration. and while many democratic candidates don't want the president to campaign for them,
they want her. is that a smart move on the part of those candidates? >> well, again, i think you actually had a really open mind on this, you and i have talked about this in the past about michelle getting into politics and the garden. she was -- looked like just a regular old first lady doing a great initiative on obesity blah blah blah. well now it turns out they are really in trouble so they are going to send her out there. and i think she becomes not just a traditional first lady but she enters in the partisan fray. and, bill, i think that is fraught with all sorts of difficulty both for her and the democrats. i don't think it's going to be effective at all. not because people don't like her but because this is about the economy. this is about the perception that the country is in decline. it's not going to help the democrats. >> bill: i believe, i could be wrong, but i believe based on what we know about the obama administration that michelle obama is probably barack obama's primary advisor. i believe that. all right? >> i think you are absolutely right.
>> >> bill: just like hillary clinton had a tremendous amount of power in bill thrint's presidency. so does she. so you are telling me that she goes out and bangs a drung drum for her husband and the democratic party is not going to be effective? >>. no i think it's not only going to be effective, i think it's probably in the end going to be counter productive. her negatives are rising ever since the very modest $375,000 vacation in spain. her negatives are rising. she still is popular but not as popular as she was. once she steps into the fray and starts saying oh health care reform is great or we need to raise taxes on the rich or anything approaching that, she loses that allure that she still does have for some people. >> bill: that's a good point. >> that's my view. >> bill: we would like to you vote in our new bill o'reilly.com poll. who is the furthest left on the political spectrum? howard dean? nancy pelosi, barney frank? please select just one. very interesting poll. we appreciate you taking part. plenty more ahead as the factor moves along this evening. some crazy guy in florida putting u.s. troops in danger by
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if you can't afford your medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. >> bill: in the is it legal segment tonight as we heard at the top of the program, president obama felt it necessary to comment on that florida nut to wants to burn the koran. i would like to point out the president did not comment on the westboro baptist church loons who disrupt military funerals. so i thought the president made a mistake on getting involved with this but i could be wrongs. why did the president inject himself into the florida koran mess. anyway, once again, the first amendment may be used to harm americans as any burning of the koran would definitely put our forces overseas at greater risk. here now attorneys and fox news annual legal analysts kimberly guilfoyle and lis wiehl. wiehl, wasn't there a cross burning case that was decided, i
guess, 2002-2003. >> 2003, right. it was along the same lines. provocative public display, the symbol of the ku klux klan, the cross, on fire. what was that case. >> it was exactly that the ku klux klan wanted to could a cross burning and at stake is a 50-year-old virginia law that said we can ban that. that is a violation of the first amendment. it's not a violation of the first amendmentment and in a ruling a-4. justice o'connor said that's right, because the only reason that that speak is being made is to harm. >> bill: to intimidate. >> to intimidate people. >> bill: the same argument i believe can be made here. if the supreme court ruled that you can't have a public display that intimidates. the intention of it is to harm. certainly, burning the holy book of more than 3 million americans, muslim americans is meant to harm them, emotionally. and intimidate. >> and is very likely continue to cite violence. >> bill: so why hasn't this
legal challenge been brought up? >> it's interesting because right now they could bring it up on an issue of public safety. however, the majority of opinion here would say they would have to actually burn this and have something happen and then they would act in and step in on it. >> bill: as soon as they lit the match and put it to the paper they could shut it down. >> and public not allowed to burn outside. >> bill: what about wiehl, the virginia case, why hasn't that been raised here. this is intimidating action proposed action. >> it should be raised because i think it's very obvious to anyone using common sense that this would incite violence. >> aclu, pinheads, i don't know what side they are on, they could do some goodbye raising that we must say that this nut held a press conference today and said he is not going to do it. i don't think he is going to do it. i think he has got the publicity that he wanted. he is just a publicity whore that's why we are not taking this guy seriously. on legal ground, wiehl, you kroncke, there -- -- correct me if i am wrong, the sole purpose
is to inflict damage. >> here is the reason they have been holding back in bringing this to court is that the other cases that are out there are the flag burning cases and the supreme court has said you can burn the flag. >> bill: that is true. two sides to the story. adjudicated. >> here is what i don't understand. >> i love the technicalities but there are public -- not only public safety provisions but a burn permit you have to have. >> bill: this is the same thing that the supreme court is going to hear in october guilfoyle about the westboro baptist church. the only reason they are doing it is to inflict emotional damage on the family. this is what i don't understand. >> no one is championing this cause. >> bill: i want to pose this question again. why, mr. president, do you get involved with the koran deal but you ignore the westboro deal? i don't get it. i don't get it. if you are gonna be the leader and you see actions that are solely designed to hurt your fellow citizens, then step up on
all of them. >> because the mosque thing is happening at the same time here in new york. you have got that going on at all. >> bill: also have the soldier element here. you have the soldier element in the other thing. dead soldiers. >> none the less he went on good morning america to say this should not happen. they should not burn the koran. evidence made a public statement about it and he chose not to with regards to the westboro baptist. these two issues are not dissimilar. that's my point. >> he has learned from the westboro incident. >> bill: learn what? he didn't get involved with it. >> learned he had to get involved. he got so much flap for not being involved. >> bill: are you out there on that? i don't think he cared about the westboro. anyway, the supreme court here is that westboro deal. we were going to talk about child molestation pamphlet in florida. this is so important that we wanted to get it done. thanks very much. good to see you guys. when we come right back, megyn kelly on a guy who says a gang was threatening him but he winds up in jail for firing a weapon. and, later, vice president says some surprising stuff about
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>> bill: thanks for staying with us. i'm bill o'reiy in the kelly file segment tonight, in a controversy on long island, 30-year-old george grier who lives in a suburb of new york city that has some gang activity nearby has been arrested for reckless endangerment after he fired ak 47 which is an automatic weapon. he says did he that to protect himself against a gang in front of his house. here now attorney and fox news anchor megyn kelly. i feel sorry for this guy grier. i wasn't there, number one. i respect the county police. i think they are a good outfit, number two. what happened? >> it depends on who you ask. according to the police, mr. grier was in his car with his cousin getting out of his car and three hispanic males show up on his property and
start arguing with each other. not with him. he gets out of the car. >> bill: on his property. >> on his property. >> bill: wow. >> he gets out of his car and says hey, can you move it some place else? a confrontation ensues between grier and his cousin and these three guys. >> bill: right. >> grier goes back inside the house. according to grier he tells husband wife to police. according to police they were never called. grier comes back outside. now he has got the gun. they said it was an ak 47. it was an automatic. >> our viewers know about guns. they always email when you get the gun wrong. so he comes outback out with a hunting rifle and now he says. >> bill: was it a hunting rifle or a.k. >> they say ak 47 used as a hunting rifle and he was possessing it lawfully. >> it was a hunting rifle. >> bill: he had the weapon legally. >> he had the weapon legally and i don't think automatic ak 47 you can have legally. >> bill: ak designed for hunting but he had it legally. he brings it out of the house and fires it into the ground
four times. >> when he comes out of the house and has the gun and starts threatening according to both sides now it 20 or so other hispanic men come running to the property. >> bill: it 20 against one. >> 23 against two. >> bill: his cousin and him. >> he and his cousin. so now he fires the shots. a couple into the ground. >> bill: to scare them. >> that's what he says. into the air. >> bill: i believe him. because if he wanted to shoot him, he would have shot them. they disperse. >> they that put an end to it. >> bill: then the police come. in nassau county if they hear a shot they have this kind of wiring they're know know where the shot. >> shot spotter. >> bill: they come and arrest grier for shooting the gun because it's against the law to shoot the gun no matter what. you have got 20 guys on your lawn you don't know, come on. >> i agree with you. that's how i started looking at this. >> bill: it's a threatening situation. >> i have toll it you, i'm on the police's side. >> bill: the police didn't do anything wrong. >> they didn't. but mr. grier did. >> bill: did he. but here is the rub because i
have got to get on to the second one. the prosecutor has discretion. >> the prosecutor can reduce the charges. >> bill: or drop them. >> no. i don't think he should drop them. >> bill: i do. >> he has a 2-year-old and 1-year-old. and you see three men you believe are gang members on your front property. you don't confront them. you go inside and call the police. >> bill: he made a mistake calling the police. >> the other mistake is don't come outside with a gun. >> bill: when you got 20 people there and you feel threatened. >> no, no, no. there were three people until he brought the gun. until he brought the gun. and then 20 came running. >> bill: look, i'm a prosecutor, i don't bring the case. i'm sorry. you know who andy griffin is? >> i know who andy griffin is. >> yeah, i remember little song he would whistle. >> bill: you were not not born. >> i saw the reruns. they were in black and white, weren't they? >> bill: andy is a beloved figure in the united states. >> he is, matlock. nanna loves him on matlock. >> bill: is he like 98 or something like that. is he an old guy. he gets involved in partisan politics.
roll the tape. >> with the new health care law, more good things are coming. free checkups, lower prescription costs, and better ways to protect us and medicare from fraud. see what else is new. i think you're gonna like it. >> bill: well, apparently northh carolinaens didn't like it much. his popularity was cut in half. this has hurt him. >> what polling outfit has time to poll andy griffith's ratings? >> the "wall street journal." >> bill: is this what it has come to? they poll andy and see if they like him or not. >> he was dead wrong when he said i think you're gonna like it. >> bill: they didn't like andy getting involved in politics. >> and they don't like this law. and they told the pollsters that they don't like this law from the beginning. the overall approval rating for the health care law is 38% according to real clear politics which averages all polls. 38%. >> bill: andy is on the wrong side of it? >> 56% want to t. repealed.
they don't want to hear from uncle andy they are going to love it democratic polling outfit done a poll and found out what they don't want to hear more than anything, voters, is that it is going to reduce costs. they went to lawmakers and said don't tell people that, they don't believe it what does andy say gonna reduce costs. >> bill: two things really tragic here. number one, thelma has turned against andy. >> i don't know who that is. >> bill: you don't know who they will that is. >> that was andy's squeeze. >> i remember. >> thelma lou. >> he had a girlfriend. >> bill: i hope so. i hope it wasn't him and barney and floyd. you can imagine aunt bee a gay wedding? i don't know, andy. >> this has gone off the rails. >> bill: i'm sorry. i don't know what happened. i lost control of this whole program. all right, coming next, cnn puts yet another program, i think it's time up against the factor. we'll jog your memory about that. and then vice president biden says some very unusual things
>> bill: back of the book segment tonight, the great american news quiz after a massive amount of summer vacation. fox news anchor martha maccallum and "fox & friends" guy steve doocy representing dean from greenville, kentucky. if you would like to sign up for the action sign up on bill o'reilly.com for action. your brains now, are they in fall gear? >> we'll see. >> steve: i'm still on vacation. >> bill: when have you not been on vacation? [ laughter ] >> he is always out to lunch. >> bill: mayor richard dailey of chicago announced this week
after 21 years in office he would not run for re-election. >> today, i'm announcing that i will not seek a seventh term as mayor of the city of chicago. simply put, it's time it's time for me. it's time for chicago to move on. >> bill: all right. no truth or rumor he will be d.h.ing for the chicago white sox. mayor daley is hanging it up now. his father was a controversial figure as you know. he was accused of rigging the chicago elections to benefit what presidential candidate? >> bill: the answer is b, that's correct, john f. concerned. all right. hard to believe that would happen in chicago. >> hard to believe. >> vote early and often. >> windy. >> bill: cnn announced latest show to go up against the factor they chosen the not so creative title of parker spitzer sounds like a law firm. what other title did they
consider? >> bill: cards up, please, and the answer is roll the tape. >> here is the deal, i will concede it to you for a player to be named later. no, i will -- [ laughter ] >> how about spitzer factor. >> the spitzer factor. >> how about host number 9. >> bill: who got that right? >> i got it right. >> bill: i tried to sneak it by him but he caught me. cameron, folding high. i thought we might have a change after the summer vacation. once again you are behind but there is three more questions to go. here is the third one, a commercial running in california is believed to be the first tv ad ever for a medical marijuana dispensary. >> i get muscle spasms real bad.
>> i was hit by a drunk driver. >> i am an aids survivor. >> changed my life a lot in the sense can i get on with daily routine. >> i love it's being part of that you family. >> it gave me a new life a way to live. >> bill: the marijuana plant controversy is closely related to what other plant? pot i should say is related to what other plant? >> bill: the answer is d, hops. that's why they call them hop heads. >> like beer. they go together. >> bill: gets you a little buzzed. >> wow. >> bill: who got that right? i'm not paying attention. >> she did. we are tied. >> so now we are tied. >> bill: i'm trying to focus but i'm stoned here, ladies and gentlemen. but it's medical marijuana. >> doing research. >> bill: because my toe hurts. this week msnbc anchor chris matthews said this. >> you know, i get the same thrill up my leg all over me
every time i hear those words, i'm sorry, ladies and gentlemen, that's me. >> bill: maybe he needs medical marijuana. that, of course is, a reference to something similar that mr. matthews said during msnbc election coverage during 2008 about barack obama. who did chris matthews work for before he was on tv? >> bill: here is the answer, ladies and gentlemen, jimmy carter. >> he worked for tipp o'neal. >> i was going to say tipp o'neal. >> bill: should have been but it wasn't. we went to the presidential people instead of the congressional people. >> what did he do for carter? >> who knows. but we know he worked for tipp o'neal. >> bill: i think he was in charge of tingling. >> continuing gler in chief. >> bill: last week arizona governor jan brewer had this moment she wishes she could forget. >> we have done everything that we could possibly do -- we
have -- did what was right for arizona. >> bill: a little narcolepsy there. i don't know what happened. but who is governor brewer's successors in california. >> arizona. >> predecessor. >> bill: i make her look like she is sharp tonight on this show. a >> bill: okay. that is correct. everybody knew that. it was too easy. it's a tie. ready here is the tie breaker. >> do we use the cords. >> who is the general manager of the new york mets? >> oh, i know this. >> bill: if you get this right, you win. >> my husband is at home right
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interesting question. louise: o'reilly, beck and hannity should receive the nobel prize for astuteness. i'm sure the norwegians would love that. finally, pinheads and patriots speaking to some person named stephen colbert vice president biden did a riff on president bush. >> the administration has got some critique, criticism from me and my conservative friends that you have not given enough credit to president bush. would you like take this opportunity right now. to say thank you. >> mr. president, thank you you have honored these guys, these women, these troops and i have known you your entire eight years as president i've never known a time when you didn't care about -- you deserve a lot of credit mr. president. >> mr. president i never disagreed with your policies. >> bill: all right mr. ed by hrepb is a patriot.
-- mr. biden is a patriot. senator boxer is in a fight to retain her seat. earlier a top aide was busted for trying to smuggle pot into the building. 43-year-old marcus stanley has been charged. he's a pinhead as well as a pothead. check out the fox news website. we would like you to spout off about the factor. i said thelma was andy's girlfriend it was helen. thelma was barney's girlfriend. email@example.com. name a town if you wish to opine. when writing the factor do not be jejune when writing to us. that is it for us tonight. i